DSB flatrack loads can be transported by C5 and C17. At 97 inches (2464 mm)
high, they can also be loaded into the C130 aircraft.
Figure 11. 20 Flatrack Load in C-130 Cross Section
At a maximum height of 13.08 ft (3987 mm), loaded M1075, M1074, M1977 CBT
and M1076 trailers may be loaded on to C5 and C17 aircraft without reconfiguration.
The External Air Transport (EAT) is possible with CH-47D, which has a 25150 lb
(11400 kg) payload capacity. All the DSB pallet loads fall within this capacity the
heaviest being 23,040 lbs (10473 kg) gross including flatrack (see Table 11. 5). To
achieve the most stable lift, multi-point slinging using four equal length slings
attached to the fore and aft cargo hooks is used. The DSB payload configuration
demands that the sling legs be attached to the lower ISO corner fittings of the
flatracks. The slings consist of a 12 ft (3.65 m) nylon portion and 8 ft (2.43 m) of
chain doubled back through the ISO fitting on the flatrack to make a final length of
16ft (4.87 m). To prevent damage occurring wood/rubber etc. should be secured
between the sling chain and the load.
The stacked bridge module loads are of a size equivalent to an ISO container and
this load should therefore be handled in accordance with the guidelines of the
Palletized Load System (PLS) M1074/M1075 Truck, M1076 Trailer, M1077 Flatrack
Transportability Report CDRL A095 - Contract DAAE07-90-C-R035 Section 4.5.4.